Discussion continues around Wawa Convenience Store and Comfort Inn Hotel on Rt. 29

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One of the designs for potential construction. One of the designs for potential construction.

A new Wawa convenience store and Comfort Inn & Suites could soon appear along Route 29 near Hollymead in Albemarle County.

The Albemarle County Architectural Review Board discussed plans for the two buildings during a meeting on Monday, Feb 12. Members approved the Comfort Inn & Suites project, but the final site plan is still pending approval.

The board also received initial plans for a Wawa closer to the Proffit Rd. intersection.

“This was the first we had seen it... that's a project which a corporate building that has a standard design in various locations needs to be modified to meet the entrance corridor guidelines in Albemarle County,” said Bruce Wardell, Albemarle County Architectural Review board chair.

Much of the discussion focused on county guideline regulations, specifically with Wawa’s gas station canopy design. If approved, the project would involve the redevelopment of a bank building currently on the site.